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England Crafts, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind this website is meant for children, so I do generalize and simplify quite a bit!

England, a country in Europe, is well-known for its famous monarchy! It is an interesting country for children to study for this reason. England, along with Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, is part of the United Kingdom (UK).

image of famous Buckingham Palace in London, England on a rainy day with a few leaves on the cobblestone in front of the renowned gated entrace

Buckingham Palace, London, England, U.K.
Photographed by Stevie; used with permission under C.C. BY 2.0

Although England has a well-established cultural history, it has no official language. However, England’s de facto official language is, of course, English. A de facto official language means that a language is not legally official on documents but rather that it operates as an official language in day-to-day life!

Other languages are spoken and recognized as languages in the United Kingdom: Gaelic and Scots in Scotland, Celtic in Northern Ireland, and Welsh in Wales (this is a de jure official language, meaning that whether on not Welsh is the official language in day-to-day life across Wales, it is legally recognized as such).

England is a country found in the Northern Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere of the globe. As of 2021, the country is split into 9 political divisions (called regions and then further split into 48 ceremonial counties): Southeast, London, North West, East of England, West Midlands, South West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, North East.

England is a rather small land mass connected to Scotland in the north and Wales in the southwest (with this entirety often referred to as both an island and as the United Kingdom) surrounded by water and smaller islands. For example, there are several south coast islands in England, well-known to travelers: Isle of Wight, Thorney Island, Hayling Island, Portsea Island, Brownsea Island, and so on.

England is in the North Sea, which is a shallow, northeastern arm of the Atlantic Ocean.

Capital city:  London
Language:  No official language; English (de facto)
National Bird:  European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
National Animal:  Lion (Panthera leo)
National Flower:  Tudor Rose (Rosa gallica Versicolor)
Currency:  British pound sterling (GBP)

British Activities:

guy fowkes day

Guy Fawkes Day Section


Medieval Section

St. Crispin's Day

Neat Facts:

  • England is not a sovereign state, as it is part of the United Kingdom!
  • Winchester was the first capital of England, spanning from 827 to 1066 AD!
  • It is considered a criminal offence to stick a postage stamp to an envelope upside down!

British Printables:
British coloring page

British Coloring pages

British worksheets

British themed worksheets:

Word Mining
   (2nd Version)
Word Search

British Crafts for Kids:
Bobby Paper Craft

British Bobby Paper Craft

preschoolers and up

Bobby craft

British Bobby Toilet Paper Roll Craft

preschool and kindergarten

british friends

British Favorite Friends

preschool and kindergarten

palace guard paper craft

British Palace Guard Paper Craft

preschoolers and up

Palace Guard craft

British Palace Guard Toilet Paper Roll Craft

preschool and kindergarten


Christmas Crackers

dragon crafts 


These mythical creatures can be found in fairy tales and folklore all over the world, including England.

holiday ideas Teapot Paper Craft

preschoolers and up

England has a unique monarchic history, with 5 palaces well-known around the world:

Buckingham Palace

  • The building stretches across an astonishing 39 acres!
  • The palace became the London residence of one of Britain’s most famous and longest-reigning monarchs, Queen Victoria, in 1982.
  • Built in 1703, it was originally constructed for Duke Buckingham (hence, its name).

Kensington Palace

  • Queen Victoria was born and raised in Kensington Palace.
  • A statue of Peter Pan was installed by the author of the children’s book, J.M. Barrie, without permission. The statue still stands there today!
  • As of 2021, Prince William and Kate Middleton live at Kensington Palace with their family.
  • The palace is made up of apartments rather than rooms.

Windsor Castle

  • Windsor Castle is the longest-occupied palace in Europe!
  • The Castle was used as a residence since the reign of Henry I.
  • Queen Victoria is known as “the Widow of Windsor” because she used the Castle as her main residence after the death of her husband Prince Albert.
  • Inspired by the Castle, the Royal Family changed their last name to Windsor in 1917.

St. James's Palace

  • St. James's Palace was built by Henry VIII in 1531.
  • Whenever a new monarch takes the throne, they are announced from the Balcony of St. James’s Palace!
  • Charles II, James II, Mary of York, Queen Anne, and James Francis Edward Stuart were born here.
  • Was built mainly out of red bricks. Red bricks at the time of its construction were only used by the wealthy—whereas today, they are seen as a more common building material.

Royal Pavillion

  • The Royal Pavillion is a former royal residence and contains the only completely restored Regency Garden in England.
  • The Royal Pavillion is the important stop-off site for many species of migrating birds!
  • It is also known as the Brighton Pavilion!
  • It was built as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales in 1787.

British Themed Games:
jigsaw puzzles

Online Jigsaw Puzzles

English Themed

British Themed Poems, Rhymes and Songs:
nursery rhyme

Nursery Rhymes:
Pussycat, Pussycat Where have you been?


Buckingham Palace

by A.A. Milne

British Themed Recipes:
trifle recipe

English Trifle Recipe